UMATILLA, Ore. -- A fire in a neighborhood in the northeastern Oregon town of Umatilla that burned four houses was contained Tuesday by regional fire crews.

The East Oregonian reported that the Umatilla Fire Department began calling for back-up from all regional departments at about 2:45 p.m.

Fire departments from Umatilla, Irrigon, Boardman, Stanfield, Hermiston, Pendleton, Heppner, Ione, Pilot Rock, Helix and Athena were on the scene.

The Red Cross was dispatched to help families who have lost their homes.

There was no immediate word about damage estimates.

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